Osmar Oliver Tuanama Fasanando
Founder & Director
Osmar was born in the city of Iquitos, Peru – the second of four children and the second Christian in his family. He accepted Jesus as his personal savior at age 16 and was baptized at age 17. He studied at Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Iquitos- Peru enrolling in its Discipleship Training School (DTS) and graduated in 2007. Before finishing his DTS, WYAM asked Osmar to join their volunteer staff where he worked with multiple mission teams, organizations and churches for the next 4 years continuing to learn new skills and grow spiritually.
He met Nicole a beautiful YWAM intern in June of 2008 and would later marry her in October of 2010. In 2009, during their courtship Osmar felt called to work with children from his home neighborhood, La Union. Many children in this area have only a single parent and all live in extreme poverty. On February 2nd Osmar began showing the love of Jesus and sharing what little he had opening the doors of his humble home to receive these children, feeding them and sharing bible stories. This began the Sunshine Kid’s Club.The Sunshine Kid’s Club offers a variety of Christian principled activities to its 120 members throughout the week for children who need the love of Christ every day. To date, Osmar and his wife continue to build this ministry in effort to expand His kingdom. Osmar’s favorite verse and key for spiritual growth is:
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33 KJV)